The Ultimate Redwood National Park Quiz
by Staff
Redwood National Park offers a splendid natural display of tall redwood forests, abundant with native wildlife and plant life. You can also choose from among kayaking, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and other activities. Take this quiz to learn more about Redwood National Park.

In which state is Redwood National Park?

  • Oregon
  • California
  • Arizona

What are the entrance fees for children under 12?

  • 5
  • 7.5
  • it's free

When does the Jedediah Smith Visitor Center open?

  • between May and September
  • between July and November
  • between August and January

Trees in Redwood National Park forests can reach 30 stories high. That's taller than:

  • the mountains in the area
  • the Grand Canyon
  • any other living thing on earth

Does Redwood National Park have trees that are over 1,000 years old?

  • no
  • yes
  • scientists aren't certain

Which of these animals might you see at Redwood National Park?

  • antelope, brown bear, eagle
  • beaver, moose, buffalo
  • elk, deer, rabbit

Why is it always dark near the forest floor of Redwood National Park?

  • It isn't; it's bright with sunlight.
  • because of the thick canopy of branches and leaves
  • because the weather there is perpetually foggy

What is the name of one of the best hiking trails in Redwood National Park?

  • Coastal Trail
  • Corey Pass Trail
  • Chief Redskin Trail

Why is the "Tall Tree" no longer tall?

  • because the tree top was cut down by foresters
  • because its crown fell off in the 1980s
  • because it was infested by red ants and badly damaged

Is the Klamath a grove, a river or a mountain range?

  • It's a river.
  • It's a grove of trees.
  • It's a mountain range.

What accounts for the vegetation and unusually stout trees in Stout Grove?

  • the optimum climate year-round
  • the annual flooding that occurs every springtime
  • the rich river soil from the Smith River

What did Tolowa Indians use Damnation Creek Trail for in the past?

  • for gathering food near the ocean
  • for hunting a rare species of beetle
  • for scalping white settlers

What is the Emerald Mile?

  • a mile-long patch of emerald-green grassland
  • an old gemstone quarry
  • a long stretch of unusually tall redwoods

What happens to the branches and leaves that fall down from the tops of the redwoods?

  • They get crushed underfoot, which is a nuisance to visitors.
  • They mix with hemlock and eventually decay.
  • They are carted away regularly by forest rangers for safety reasons.

What animal eats the fruiting bodies of fungi on dead logs?

  • the woodpecker
  • the flying squirrel
  • a species of vole

Why are redwoods popular as a source of lumber?

  • because the wood resists shrinkage and rot
  • because of their rich color
  • because of their unusual density

When was a league to save the redwoods formed?

  • at the end of the nineteenth century
  • in the beginning of the twentieth century
  • at the end of the twentieth century

In what year was Redwood National Park created?

  • 1958
  • 1968
  • 1978

Which of these was incorporated with Jedediah Smith Park to form Redwood National Park?

  • Del Norte Coast
  • Prairie Creek
  • both of the above

In 1978, Congress added _____ acres to the original acreage.

  • 48000
  • 68000
  • 88000